16 September 2019 - The Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries’ recently released 2018/19 National Environmental Compliance and Enforcement Report highlights the work of the Green Scorpions in the various sectors of the environment, including initiatives under the Operation Phakisa: Oceans Economy. 


16 September 2019 - South Africa joins the global community in commemorating the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer on 16 September 2019. The ozone layer is important for life on earth, as it absorbs most of the harmful Ultraviolet-B radiation from the sun and filters out lethal ultraviolet (UV-C radiation). 


12 September 2019 - The Summit will be convened under the theme Good Green Deeds, Asbestos and Land Remediation Summit, to facilitate a national dialogue on pertinent issues related to the management of chemicals and remediation of contaminated land to ensure sustainable management of environmental resources.


10 september 2019 - The Deputy Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries, Ms Makhotso Maggie Sotyu has warned social media users not to fall for any requests for assistance, financial and otherwise, solicited through several fake Facebook accounts using her name.The Deputy Minister has called on the social media users not to be misled by the individuals impersonating her on social media.


The Report was released yesterday at the 8th Environmental Compliance and Enforcement Lekgotla being held at the Mittah Seperepere Conference Centre in Kimberley in the Northern Cape. The multi-stakeholder conference, taking place under the theme Facing the Future Together: The Green Scorpions ends on 12 September 2019.